Monthly Archives: August 2010

Third phase has to pick up the slack

August 31st, 2010 - 9:04 am

For the majority of Lovie Smith’s tenure as Bears head coach, the team has won games based on the play of its defense and special teams. With the exception of the Super Bowl season in 2006 when the team was …

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No love from “sportsnation”

August 30th, 2010 - 1:08 pm

ESPN.com posted a poll on its NFL page early Monday asking, “Are the Bears contenders or pretenders in the NFC North this season?” As of 1 p.m. Central time, 11,184 people had voted and the results were overwhelmingly lopsided. Eighty-eight …

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Bears defense disturbing on third downs

August 30th, 2010 - 12:25 pm

Chicago Tribune’s Dan Pompei reviewed the game film from Saturday’s 14-9 loss to the Cardinals and he reveals some disturbing stats and facts about how poorly the Bears played on third downs, specifically third and long. These are disheartening and …

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Bears-Cardinals recap

August 29th, 2010 - 9:58 am

My biggest concern heading into Saturday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals was that the Bears might be in a no-win situation and might still be criticized if they had played a perfect game. As it turned out, we never got …

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No-win situation for Bears against Cardinals

August 26th, 2010 - 7:27 pm

If you’re a glass-is-half-empty kind of fan or if your patience is wearing thin, if you’re a nitpicker or one who demands perfection, or if you’re simply waiting for the Bears to fail so you can see a complete overhaul …

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An 18-game schedule good for football, even if bad for players

August 26th, 2010 - 11:36 am

NFL owners gave wide support to the concept of increasing the league’s regular season schedule from 16 to 18 games during a meeting on Wednesday. The change would also reduce the number of preseason games from four to two. “We …

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No sure thing for the Vikings

August 25th, 2010 - 9:09 am

Coming off an appearance in the NFC Championship last year, and perhaps one play from reaching the Super Bowl, the Minnesota Vikings were the favorites to win the NFC North this year as well as a Super Bowl pick by …

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Roach has minor surgery on knee

August 24th, 2010 - 12:16 pm

Bears linebacker Nick Roach underwent a minor knee surgery Tuesday but is expected to be ready for the regular season, according to ChicagoBears.com. The injury is a setback to Roach in his competition with Pisa Tinoisamoa for the starting strong-side …

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Bears add quarterback Collins

August 23rd, 2010 - 10:49 am

The Bears announced on Monday that they have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran backup quarterback Todd Collins. They will announce a roster move to make room for him later in the day. Read more here

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Bears-Raiders recap

August 22nd, 2010 - 8:05 am

It didn’t take long for Bears fans to feel discouraged by the performance of the first team offense or defense in Saturday’s 32-17 preseason loss to the Raiders. To summarize, the Raiders’ offense received the opening kickoff, converted a 3rd-and-17 …

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